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TwitLinks: The Techmeme of Twitter?

Just launched today is a new Twitter mashup called Twitlinks. This one aggregates the latest links posted to Twitter by tech industry pundits. The end result is a homepage that kind of resembles Techmeme, only without the threading of topics. It may even be the only news aggregator that is faster than Techmeme in delivering news, although I haven’t tested that! (Techmeme is very fast and usually the first place that I discover tech news)

Twitlinks was created by Gary Brewer, who told us that one point of difference from Techmeme is that “as well as drawing links from the latest tech blogs, it also highlights some of the quirkier links these users post that would never see the light of day on sites such as techmeme.”

Here’s a simplified diagram of how it works:

Brewer told ReadWriteWeb that “I created TwitLinks based on the overwhelming amount of information that is posted on twitter.” He said that he found himself “more interested in the links that people I didn’t know personally published over their individual twitters, so to remove this noise the idea of twitlinks was born.” Brewer says that TwitLinks is also available as an RSS feed, JSON, iPhone and Google Gadget.

Of course, removing the noise is what a lot of RSS and API powered mashups try to do these days, because there is so much noise in our RSS Readers, social networks, etc. Twitlinks will no doubt be accused of elitism, as Techmeme often is. But in reality Twitlinks looks like a neat app that delivers very fast tidbits of information from tech bloggers. It’s not an earth-shattering app, but does a very effective job. It may well become a ‘check multiple times a day’ site for me, as Techmeme is.

Included are the ReadWriteWeb bloggers: rww (me), marshallk, catone, sarahintampa, alexiskold.

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